Labour Day in Bulgaria
Labour Day on the 1st of May was celebrated in Bulgaria during the communism by all labour unions and employers with huge manifestations. Today the celebration of the Labour Day in Bulgaria is very moderate. The significance of this symbolic gesture of discarding the outlived 'struggle class theory' can be better understood if we consider the traditional meaning of Labour Day for the Eastern-European communist movement. This was a day of commemoration of past struggle, huge manifestations, and above all, demonstration of power, demonstration of willingness to fight "the class enemies" of the communist movement.